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July 7, 2018 - UCRA Rained Out at Smoky Mountain Speedway
1The United Championship Racing Alliance (Mountain Moonshine Classic) event scheduled for tonight - Saturday, July 7 - at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) has been canceled due to rain.

Series and track officials are currently evaluating possible reschedule options.

June 30, 2018 - UCRA Marketing Manager, Eddie Davis Passes Away
1 Alabaster, AL (7/1/18)  ---  Eddie Davis Marketing Manager for the United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA passed away on Friday, June 29th at his home in Alabaster.

Eddie was a former announcer at Talladega Short Track and multiple other racetracks across the southeast for many years. In the announcer’s booth, Eddie's voice was full of passion and a genuine love for dirt track racing. Though Eddie no longer announced full-time, he was a man behind the scenes, working on everything from web design to points to advertising.

Eddie was scheduled to announce at Fort Payne Saturday and had just finished the UCRA 2018 Kids Campaign racers poster. Talladega Short Track , Fort Payne Motor Speedway, and ECM Speedway all held tributes to Eddie Saturday. Over $2,000 was raised by racers, friends and fans for the Davis family Saturday night during the "FIRECRACKER 50" event at Fort Payne. Viewing will be Tuesday, July 3rd at Charter Funeral Home, Alabaster, Hwy 31 from 11-1 with burial immediately after at Shelby Memorial Gardens, Calera AL.  Please contact Carolyn Cochran, Linda Davis Huff, Jessica Court, or Steve Hixson for more information.

June 16, 2018 - Teague Returns to UCRA Glory with Wartburg Win
1Wartburg, TN (6/16/18) --- The United Championship Racing Alliance returned to the Wartburg (TN) Speedway West of Knoxville Saturday night for the rescheduled “Mayhem 40” $2,000 to-WIN event. Round # 5 of the $16,000 Championship season for 604/Crate race-teams saw many new faces racing, with one ole familiar, showing the way around his home track. Jake Teague of Petross, TN captured the checkers as he did the previous UCRA meet in Wartburg (2016), holding off current UCRA points leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland.for his first win of the season. Elliott hounded Teague the entire event until the first caution appeared on lap 21.

Local favorite Drew Kennedy battled Jesse Lowe of Crossville, until the “Dirty White Boy” Anthony White roared to life from back in the field.
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June 10, 2018 - Dirty White Boy Sweeps Tazewell Speedway UCRA Action
1Tazewell, TN (6/9/18) The United Championship Racing Alliance hosted Round #4 of the 2018 season Saturday night at the Tazewell (TN) Speedway, north of Knoxville and fans of the “Dirty White Boy” Anthony White were not disappointed, as the Clinton,TN racer swept the night at the lightning quick “Bad-Fast” Bull-Ring. (Jason Nur photo)

White discussed his team’s efforts as of late with track announcer Brady Cupp from Pizza Inn Victory Lane and about chasing the $5,000 UCRA points championship. With this victory White now ties Riley Hickman of Ooltewah, TN with five (5) career UCRA victories, with the next most being a plethora of racers with three wins. White took the checkers in the Crate Late Model Salute to Memorial Day, 50 lapper 1.737 seconds ahead of fellow front-row starter and current UCRA points leader Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN.  White was a two-time UCRA winner last season, including a rain shortened victory at Tazewell in May. ... Eleven of 22 starters complete 50 laps.

Fan favorite Jason Trammell's second quick time was negated when he was light at the scales along with local Ryan Winchester. John Llewellyn of Knoxville scratched from the main event after setting second overall fast time to White. Jesse Lowe of Crossville, Tenn., started sixth and finished third battling Michael Courtney and Elliott race long. White’s Longhorn chassis is sponsored by “Stone Plus, Burchfield Drywall, Creative Fabrications, Competition Racing Equipment, Clinton Muffler, Outlaw Racing Parts, Erwin Construction, Copper Cove Cabin Rentals” and is powered by Phantom Racing Engines. The leader of the “Mohawk Nation” Jimmy Elliott still leads the UCRA points after four rounds with no finishes outside the Top 10 so far this season. Elliott's finishes include a pair of runner-up nods and a single third place podium stand so far in 2018. Performance Racing Engines ($100) Fast Qualifier for the second consecutive time was Anthony White with a Lap Time of 12.240 seconds. Heat Race Winners were White, Elliott, leading $1,000 Rookie of the Year contender Michael Courtney of Knoxville. UCRA’s next race is this coming Saturday June 16th at the Wartburg (TN) Speedway. For more information visit the UCRAracing.com web-site of like them on Facebook

1. Anthony White 2. Jimmy Elliott 3. Jesse Lowe 4. Pierce McCarter 5. Jody Horton 6. Michael Courtney 7. Kenny Kizzar 8. Ross White 9. Josh Fields 10. Ryan Winchester 11. Jonathan Miracle 12. Lynn Leach 13. Jordon Horton 14. Kenny Ford 15. Phillip Thompson 16. Jason Trammell 17. Steven Rogers 18. Devin Stuart 19. Kyle Courtney 20. Aaron Guinn 21. Marty Calloway 22. Greg Huskey


June 4, 2018 - UCRA Tire Tests Submitted for Fort Payne Motor Speedway Event
The UCRA race at Fort Payne Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 2 was won by car #15 Ethan Hunter of Harrison, Tennessee; 2nd place finisher was car #16 driven by Sam Seawright of Fort Payne, Alabama. These results are pending tire sample results. 

Tire samples were taken from both competitors, and sent to Blue Ridge Labs of Hudson, NC to be received by 3:00 pm on Tuesday June 5.

UCRA Officials contacted Blue Ridge Lab, The Lab stated the results should be completed by the end of the week, Results will be posted on UCRA’s and Fort Payne Motor Speedway’s website.



Thank You,
UCRA Officials


June 2, 2018 - Hunter Holds Off Seawright After White's Demise in UCRA Fort Payne 40
1Fort Payne, AL (6/2/18) --- Ethan Hunter of Harrison, Tennessee won Saturday's United Championship Racing Alliance = UCRA feature at Fort Payne (AL) Motor Speedway. Starting from outside pole Hunter inherited the lead from Performance Racing Engines ($100) Fast Qualifier Anthony White and went on to hold off 14 year-old Sam Seawright for a $2,000 victory. The #15 "Spangle Sheet Metal, Snap On Tools, Precision Seal Coating, Sweet Beginnings 4-D Ultrasound, Ran & J.C.'s Home Repair, Pritchard Homes and Hunter Electric." sponsored Randle Chupp Wolf-pack / Longhorn racecar driver chased White until the leaders right rear exploded on lap 30 of the 40 lapper.

"I hated that for Tony said Hunter" in-front of an extra-large crowd of fans. "I've lost races like that before, so I know where he's at..." concluded the Round #3 winner. Hunter's father-in-law (Bryan Pritchard) won round # 3's UCRA event in 2017. In 2016 Hunter was the runner-up to Seawright in the $5,000 finale at FPMS. Eleven of the fourteen starters finished the race, with eight completing all 40 laps. >>READ MORE

May 29, 2018 - UCRA Thunders into Fort Payne Motor Speedway this Saturday
1 Fort Payne, AL (5/29/18) --- Once again the Fort Payne Motor Speedway is hosting some of the best dirt racers in the country as the United Championship Racing Alliance returns this Saturday night June 2nd for the “Fort Payne 40” $2,000 to-win event.

Races kick off at 7PM CST of the $16,000 Championship season with a unique opportunity for many top ranked 604/Crate raceteams returning since only a handful of weeks since to tour was previously at the 1/3 mile clay banked oval. Marvin Ford’s grown a stout onset of competitors that include previous winner of May’s “Blood, Sweat & Cheers” race 14yo. Sam Seawright, The Northeast Alabama territory racers will be hard to beat, including three time UCRA race winner Kasey Hall from nearby Geraldine, Alabama who’s been dominant in Super Late 1Model competition this season. Anthony White of Clinton, Tennessee holds the record of second most UCRA wins with four total and seems poised to chase the $5,000 Championship thay Rusty Ballenger has horded for the past two years.

Cleveland’s “Purple Punk” Jimmy Elliott is expected to bring his “Mohawk Nation” tribe that should also bare witness to the Courtney Clan (Michael and 17yo. nephew Kyle “Kidd-Quik”) who leads the alliance points after two races. This years Rookie of the Year $1,000 chase is on between “The BlueRidge Bandit” Devin Stuart from Georgia and Knoxville's Michael Courtney respectively. For more information visit UCRAracing.com or FortPayneMotorSpeedway.com. FPMS raceday phone number is (706)346-3385 and the track is located at 4365 County Road 72, Fort Payne, AL. Tickets are $15 General Admission and $35 Pits. Gates Open Saturday June 2nd at 4PM CST. UCRA is a sanctioning body for Crate Late Model dirt racing and all rights and rules thereof are available to be adhered to on behalf of the United Championship Racing Alliance ©2018.

May 12, 2018 - Seawright Sails to Fort Payne UCRA Checkers
1 Fort Payne, Alabama (5/12/18) The United Championship Racing Alliance - UCRA hosted "Blood, Sweat & Cheers" again at Fort Payne Motor Speedway, Saturday night hosting a $2,000 to-WIN 40 lap feature event for 604/Crate Late Models. Local teenaged racing sensation Slammin' Sam Seawright held off North Georgia Bull Dawg Chip Brindle (of Chatsworth) for his second career UCRA win at his home track. Seawright topped 13 other racers Saturday night from his  Pole Position cruising to lead all 40 circuits of the 3/8 mile clay banked dirt track. The 14-year-old outran Brindle and Tennesseeian Kyle Courtney of Knoxville with his white #16 "J&R Lumber, Agcor Steel, Farm Systems, Finish Line Graphics and COR Suspension" sponsored Oliver Racing Engines powered Kryptonie by COR racecar.

Seawright won a $5,000-to-win race (the richest in UCRA history) on Oct. 8, 2016 at Fort Payne Motor Speedway¦ Seven of the starters finished the race, with five completing all 40 laps. Devin Stuart and Kenny Kizzar were each one lap down at the races conclusion Robert Gant and Kenny Hall failed to start the feature. Jeff Helms and Scott Hall each made only one lap before retiring. Series points leader exiting FPMS is now K. Courtney who lead some of the 2017 Rookie of the Year standings last season. The series third event of the season will now be at Tazewell (TN) Speedway, Memorial Day weekend Sunday night May 27th and touts a $3,000 payday for the 50 lap holiday event. For more information visit the www.UCRAracing.com web-site.

1. Sam Seawright 2. Chip Brindle 3. Kyle Courtney 4. Kasey Hall 5. Michael Courtney 6. Devin Stuart 7. Kenny Kizzar 8. Anthony White 9. Jimmy Elliott 10. Mark Sutton 11. Jeff Helms 12. Scott Hall DNS: Robert Gant & Kenny Hall

May 5, 2018 - Wartburg Speedway Rained Out and Rescheduled
1 Races for Saturday May 5th at Wartburg (TN) Speedway are rained out.
The event is rescheduled for Saturday June 16th

April 12, 2018 - Kentucky's Zane Powell Leads UCRA Rookie Battle
1 Sweetwater, TN (4/12/2018) --- Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tennessee won the battle of Round # 1 at Sweetwater’s I-75 Raceway Saturday night Easter weekend, but all eyes were on again the stout field of rookies vying for the $1,000 United Championship Racing Alliance  Rookie of the Year title, to be donned at the end of the 2018 season. (Foto by Nitro photo)

Kentuckian Zane Powell (Junction City) travelled the distance bringing his “Superman” blue # 28P Insane Zane Motorsports “Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment, Buford Powell Farm Gates, Shorty’s Shocks Service” sponsored Rocket to an 8th place finish topping seven other prominent rookies in the field. Besides Tennessee and KY, Georgia was also represented Saturday within the fifteen (15) car field that opened up the season. Hedgecock commented from Jacky Jones Ford/Lincoln Dealership Victory Lane about the possibility of chasing the $5,000 UCRA Championship in 2018.

Possibilities are very probable a new champion will emerge since two time / back to back UCRA defending champion Rusty Ballenger failed to show up for the opener March 31st. Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, TN is also poised to strike towards his second championship of 2018, after the recent Winter Shootout, Southern champ ran runner up to Hedgecock. Ruben Mayfield a local I-75 fan favorite is currently third, while the leader of the BOO Crew Josh Henry of Newport sits fourth.

Walking into his hometrack, the DIRTY WHITE BOY Anthony White will be the odds on favorite at the Morgan Co. Mayhem 40 event (at Wartburg Speedway) the first weekend in May for Round #2 of the UCRA season. Last season’s $1,000 rookie chasers “KiDD-QuiK” Kyle Courtney and Jason Manley have advanced into the sophomore seasons with the UCRA while Kyle’s uncle Michael Courtney joins the 2018 hunt. In 2017 eventual $1,000 Rookie of the Year Jesse Lowe rallied from missing two early season events, only to surpass all other rookies and came close to a UCRA points championship, showing that possibilities are not lost on racers that may have missed a race.

UCRA is a sanctioning body for Crate Late Model dirt racing and all rights and rules thereof are available to be adhered to on behalf of the United Championship Racing Alliance ©2018. Click Here to View Latest UCRA Rookie Points

March 31, 2018 - Cory Hedgecock Claims Victory in 2018 UCRA Lid Lifter
1Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn., drove to his second consecutive season-opening I-75 Raceway/ United Championship Racing Alliance UCRA victory Saturday night. Hedgecock earned $2,000 in outrunning Jimmy Elliott of Cleveland, Tenn., in action packed 40 lap on the track that was reconfigured this off season by owner/promoter Tim Kyle. (Ronnie Barnett photo)

Ruben Mayfield of Lenoir City, Tenn., placing third in a car backed by Kyle, for his best ever UCRA finish. The 25-year-old Hedgecock, won his third overall  victory of his young 2018 campaign, fresh off the birth of his newborn daughter Lily Ann and mom who were all in attendance. Hedgecock’s Rocket Chassis is powered by an Eagle Racing Engine and sponsored by “Cushman, K&P Used Cars, Transport One, Voo-Doo Technology, Sweet Trucking Co., and Rebel Diesel Performance. Jimmy Elliott showed his Cleveland, TN muscle as the recent Winter Shootout champion rallied to a stout runner up finish to Hedgecock. >>Read More

March 6, 2018 - UCRA Posts $1,000 Bonus for 2018 Rookie Title
1 The United Championship Racing Alliance will again boast a $1,000 bonus as a Rookie of the Year to the $15,000 Championship Title campaign beginning with Round # 1 at the Kyle Family’s I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee March 31st. Presentations for RotY, will be made at the Championship Luncheon, along with the top drivers that follow the series throughout the 2018 season.

Last year Jesse Lowe of Crossville, TN pocketed the $1,000, for the 2017 RotY honors, narrowly edging teenage sensation Kyle Courtney of Knoxville. A string of competitors are still eligible for the RotY Title including; Cameron Weaver (son of fan favorite East Tenn., racing legend Randy "The Dream" Weaver), Ahnna Parkhurst, Troy Davenport, Kenny Ford, Dustin Harris, Beau Bice, Justin French, and David Duplissey, all of which competed with the UCRA in 2017, yet still meet the RotY guidelines set-forth. Racers can NOT have won any Late Model Series Championship or finished in any Top 10 in points in a series. Also no racer is eligible, if they have won two (2) Late Model Series points races at anytime in their racing career. Series includes; current and defunct status within the United States.

For more information visit www.UCRAracing.com or like the UCRA on Facebook. The UCRA is a sanctioning body for crate motor Late Model type dirt racing and all rights and rules thereof are available to be adhered to on behalf of the United Championship Racing Alliance ©2018.

February 18, 2018 - UCRA Releases 2018 Schedule
1The United Championship Racing Alliance has released most of it’s 2018 race schedule on the UCRAracing.com web-site.

The UCRA is notably has changed the “C” in the title from Crate to Championship for the 2018 campaign, that will net a $5,000 winning season pay-out, to the Champion at the season’s conclusion.   The UCRA group competes within a 300 mile radius of dirt tracks around Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina. The Kyle Family race track in Sweetwater, Tennessee will again kick-off the 2018 season for Round # 1 opening up with the 2nd annual "Spring-Loaded Easter 40" at I-75 Raceway, Saturday March 31st. Round # 2 of the UCRA season will be three weeks later on Saturday April 21st at the Fort Payne Motor Speedway in Northeast Alabama with the 2nd annual “Blood, Sweat & Cheers” event. The Wartburg (TN) Speedway’s kick off May for the 5th (Cinco de Mayo), with their first sanctioned event in over a year. Memorial Day weekend wraps up the month with the "Badd-Fast Taz" 50 lap special paying $3,000 to-WIN at Gary Hall’s Tazewell Speedway Sunday, May 27th. June will see the 2nd annual “Fort Payne 40” event on opening weekend as Summer begins rolling in, while the series plans on debuting a new East Tennessee “Bull-Ring” sometime in early Summer in Tennessee.

The UCRA “FireCracker Nationals” kick off July with the second annual Independence holiday appearance at the Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, July 7th. >>READ MORE


February 8, 2018 - UCRA 2018 Details Released

$15,000 Season Point Fund with $1,000 Rookie of the Year Bonus
UCRA ENTRY FEE $100 (40 Laps) or $120 (50 Laps) Per Event
(Payable to UCRA Racing)


Crate LM Points Fund Based On A Minimal 16 Race Season - To be eligible for any Points Fund Money, Race Bonuses or Event Accolades: must Complete in 80% of the Seasons Races and must be Present at End of the Season Awards Luncheon.

Crate Engine P\N 88958602 2200#
Crate Engine P\N 88598604 2300#
ProMaxx Ford 351 Crate 2350#

2018 to-Start – Money: $50 + Entry Fee, if Less Than 50% of Feature Race Laps Completed
2018 to-Finish – Money: Minimum of Double Paid Entry Fee if 50% or More of Feature Race Laps Completed
Purse Total has remained the same for 2018 with distribution paid back in certain positions stronger


2018 Sportsman Points Fund:  to be determined
Sportsman Points Fund Based On A Minimal 12 Race Season

Track Rules Optional

To be eligible for any Points Fund Money, Race Bonuses or Event Accolades:
Driver must Complete in 80% of the Seasons Races and must be Present at End of the Season Awards Luncheon.
2018 to-Start – Money: Entry Fee, if Less Than 50% of Feature Race Laps Completed
2018 to-Finish – Money: Minimum of Double Paid Entry Fee if 50% or More of Feature Race Laps Completed


January 13, 2018 - UCRA Champions Honored
1 OOLTEWAH TN (1/13/18) --- The United Championship Racing Alliance honored the 2017 Champion, Rookie of the Year and other Top 10 alumni, with a buffet luncheon. For the second consecutive season Seymour, Tennessee racer Rusty Ballenger and his “East Tennessee Electric, Diversified. Tennessee Metal Fabricators, Service Plus Garage Doors, Rick’s Handyman, Warrior Shock Service. Mighty Muffler” sponsored T&N powered Warrior raceteam with a $5,000 payday / plus accolades for topping the UCRA points. Jesse Lowe of Crossville, TN, Ballenger’s closest adversary and his 5JMotorsports.com "Xtreme Pressure Washing, Creative Kitchens, Hampton Backhoe, Gondolas Steakhouse, Martel Sign Company, McBurnett Insurance, Mighty Muffler, Twisted Metal, Wyatt Builders,1Autozone of Crossville and Crossroads Lawn Care" sponsored CVR Racecar powered by Eagle Racing Engines raceteam will be honored with the runner up prize as well as the $1,000 Rookie of the Year award.

“Kidd-QuiK” Kyle Courtney of Knoxville will be awarded third place honors with Dalton, Georgia’s “BullDawg” Chip Brindle (who garnered the most wins of the season - three) and “Hot” Rod Carroll of Oxford, Alabama receiving Top Five points monies. Sixth-Tenth finishers Jason Manley, Kasey Hall, Jimmy Elliott and Robert Gant were all invited. Tim & Angie Kyle (I-75 Raceway),  Marvin & Janice Ford (Fort Payne Motor Speedway), David Duplissey (Boyd’s Speedway), attended the event to discuss implementation for 2018. Scheduling is still being finalized with the addition of two new tracks joining the Alliance.

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October 24, 2017 - Ballenger Takes 2017 UCRA Title; Lowe Rookie of the Year
1Rusty Ballenger claimed the 2017 United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) championship. It marked the second-straight series title for the Seymour, Tennessee racer.

Meanwhile Crossville, Tennessee's Jesse Lowe was named the 2017 UCRA Rookie of the Year.


Tazewell Speedway

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